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Dec 6, 2012 1:00am PST
. >>> sheldon adelson is both a formerly reclusive casino mogul and the newly infamous $100 million bankroller of republican campaigns and thanks to all that giving, now the world's biggest mark for hustling republican consultants. mr. adelson is the subject of a big splashy interview today with "the wall street journal" that is chock-full of surprises. exhibit a, quoting mr. adelson, "look, i'm basically a social liberal. i know no one will believe that." clearly he wants you to believe that. he says he believes in stem cell research, and abortion rights. mr. adelson believes in the dream act for immigration reform. he believes in, this is a quote, socialized-like health care. "wall street journal" adding, quote, that he used to be a democrat, like most jewish americans, until he attended the 1988 democratic convention. he said he was appalled at the self-interested politicians he says were all over the place." just appalled. i'm sure politics and self-interest in the same place. if your irony meter just broke, it is because it appears the same sheldon adelson who says he rejected democratic
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
-interest in the same place. if your irony meter just broke, it is because it appears the same sheldon adelson who says he rejected democratic politics because of self-interested politicians has become the single biggest donor in republican politics because of,ç yes, interest. for instance, mr. adelson's casino company is under investigation by the justice department for possible violations of the foreign corrupt practices act. the justice department, of course, is led by an attorney general, chosen by the president, in this case, the same president obama who mr. adelson just spent so much money trying to defeat. mr. adelson's company denies any wrongdoing. and as a very rich man, mr. adelson stands to pay a whole, whole lot more in taxes now that mr. obama has won a second term. and mr. adelson says he intends to double his spending on conservative causes with a particular focus on anti-union measures in the states. labor unions played a big part in mr. adelson's conversion to democrat to republican kingmaker. he fought with members picketing outside his hotel in las vegas. he tried to fight them in
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
money to prevent the election, sheldon adelson, was seen exiting the capitol hill with a staffer from the speaker's office. what did they talk about? i'll give you 150 million guesses but it probably had something to do with this. >> our members believe strongly raising tax rates will hurt the economy. closing loopholes, especially on those who are wealthy, is a better way to raise this revenue. >> joining us now is ken vogel, politico's chief investigative reporter and mike dyson, professor at georgetown university and msnbc political analyst. professor dyson, if you invested $150 million of your own money, only to see it wash down the drain, would you then be preparing to spend double that amount on republicans in 2016 which i understand is what mr. adelson is reportedly planning to do? >> i'll tell you, this approach to trying to win your way into the political main stream is quite interesting. i guess if you have that kind of money, can you double down, so to spqb)k hedge your bets and go for what you don't know. the reality is if mr. adelson has that kind of cash, why not better
Dec 6, 2012 12:00am PST
health care, mystery mega donor is none other than billionaire casino mogul sheldon adelson. that's right, you remember that guy. the man who shelled out nearly $150 million on republicans during the 2012 elections. in an interview with "the wall street journal," adelson admits he's basically a social liberal, a social liberal who has vowed to double down on his donations to republican campaigns, obviously unphased by his sweeping losses on election night. so what drives a social liberal to become the kingmaker of the republican party? during the election, adelson told politico, one of his motivations was self-defense. adelson's las vegas sands corporation was under two federal investigations for possible money laundering in las vegas and a possible violation of bribery laws, with the company's ventures overseas in china. adelson claimed that after he became heavily involved in the election process, was really throwing out the money, the government began leaking information about the federal inquiries in an effort to vilify him. while romney wasn't in a position to help him out this time,
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
realistic. how much did sheldon adelson spend on this election? >> cenk: shooting his girlfriend and then going down the stadium and shooting himself as well. we'll give you more details on that in a second. what everyone is talking about is bob costas' reaction during the sunday night football game. first he started out unobjectible, poignant and he usually is. >> in the aftermath of the unphattible eventsunfathomable events in kansas city. this really puts everything in perspective. if so that perspective has a short shelf life since we'll hear about the perspective we'll regain the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. those who need tragedies to recalibrate their sense of proportion with sports would seem to have little hope of truly achieving perspective. >> cenk: i love that. it goes beyond saying he's right, this gives us perspective, and then we forget that lesson. but it applies to the lessons learned from any of these tragedyies. speak of any tragedies the other side said you politicize things. >> ensures more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimat
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
pours $100 billion into a republican campaign in a single campaign section, and yes, sheldon adelson, we're talking about you, organized labor puts his money and its manpower where its mouth is. that is part of the way sheldon adelson will double his spending and he is going to throw that money behind anti-union initiatives at the state level. it's also why republicans in general don't like unions since republican governors have tried to weaken unions. since the elections of 2010 we have seen this in indiana and wisconsin. republicans tried to do that in ohio too. and voters repealed the anti-union law by 22 points. today republicans succeeded in taking away union rights. they succeeded in weakening unions in the cradle of american labor, in michigan, in walter reuther's home. it didn't even take them all that long. >> mr. speaker, i have a question of final passage of senate bill 116. there are 58 aye votes and 52 nay. >> having voted for, the bill is passed. >> the michigan legislature today finished what they started out of the blue last week. they passed a pair of bills to take union
Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
that in there. sheldon adelson, there is a poem about him, too. >> jennifer: wait. you have a poem about sheldon adelson but i think you can sing it. >> you can sing it. [ laughter ] >> jennifer: tell us about what inspired this "dogfight the 2012 presidential campaign." great for a stocking stuffer for christmas. but it is also very thoughtful. the campaign inspired you obviously. >> i did run in 2008 called deciding the next decider and i had a couple of candidates and poems left over from there. i did one on mitt romney in 2008 which was yes mitt, so slick of speech and slick of garb, he reminds us all of ken of ken and barbie. so quick to shed his moderate regalia, he may like ken be looking genitalia. >> jennifer: ooh! [ laughter ] >> so, i was already sort of -- and people ask me that in 2008, sort of the way they would ask somebody who would -- made a -- done the palace of versailles in beer cans or something. why did you do this? what possessed you? they usually say i had these beer cans around. >> jennifer: you
Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
night sheldon adelson, the guy with the casinos in las vegas he is starting all over again. he said i will spend $100 million against labor because they realize and these guys all talk together the karl roves, the norquists. >> the koch brothers. >> these people all talk to each other and figure out, how are we going to take over? and what the hell went wrong? they were so convinced that they had the money, that they could win this race now they think we have to go after labor because they are the problem. >> that's why we lost ohio that's why we lost michigan. >> i want to make sure president hoffa that our listeners and viewers understand exactly for working families what right to the work legislation means. because, you know, they do this all the time. they give these fancy positive sounding words. >> we call it right to work for less. >> that's what the president calls it. >> that's what we call it. the south, you compare michigan which is, you know until this recent event, it's almost a 10,000 dollar difference between mississippi or oklahoma and what
Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
back to riding her horses. >>> someone else who might want to have a good cry. casino magnate sheldon adelson after vowing to spend $100 million to defeat president obama. the huffington post said that he actually spent $150 million. >>> the word "election" was the number one search on yahoo! this year, but don't worry because kim kardashian was still the most searched person, just in case you were. >>> and president obama and former president clinton were part of a golfing foursome sunday but no cameras were allowed. these pictures are from when they played last year. it's believed to be the president's third time hitting the links since the election. >>> finally, birther tate tried to force occidental college to release president obama's student records. the judge said no, told her, quote, evidence is not stuff printed from the internet and ordered her to pay the college $4,000 for its trouble. >>> and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and now for a check on wall street this monday morning. the dow opens this week at 13,025 after gaining 3 points friday. the s&p
Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
, helping set the record. las vegas casino mogul sheldon adelson and his wife poured more than $95 million into super political action committees that helped republicans, including mitt romney. >>> this sounds more like a plot out of a tom clancy cold war novel. a rove navy sailor is suspected of telling top-secret submarine tracking technology to the russians. nbc affiliate reporter andy fox with wavy has this story. >> reporter: robert hoffman appeared in court wearing a t-shirt with a rooster on it with the words "born to fight," in reference to cock fighting. mr. hoffman, did you try to sell government secrets? just a big smirky smile from hoffman, who retired a year ago and is trained as a navy cryptologic technician. he is able to find submarines using sophisticated direction-finding technology. the indictment reads hoffman had access to top-secret information which could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security. on october 21st, hoffman is accused of delivering secret information to people he believed to be officials with the russian federation on how to track u.s. subm
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
of sheldon adelson's money. >> there is a guy who tried treading water with lead boots on and didn't work out for him. >> right off the oak street beach. >> stephanie: near oak park. okay. speaking of sheldon adelson dave in arizona says -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] steph, i heard jan brewer is thinking of running for president in 2016. >> if we can find her. >> she recently met with super pac donor sheldon. bone finger, what a great idea. two local arizona tv stations were told governor brewer was out of the state on private business. where in the world is bone finger? >> she's out of the state for an entire week and i think they certified the election earlier this week and she wasn't there to certify the election. that's a pretty big thing the governor needs to do so they had to have the secretary of state do it. >> stephanie: maybe she's in china trying to help out adelson with his troubles. >> apparently she visited a soldier in walter reed yesterday. she's in the d.c. area. but they won't -- she won'
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
, for sheldon adelson and others who have been fighting unions for years. they now in the heartland in michigan with republican majority in a lame duck session of the michigan legislature they are pushing through anti-union so-called right-to-work legislation. >> eliot: look we certainly don't want to appear as though we're ignoring the other multitude of factors that relate here. technology globalization. as you point out as the percentage of workers in unions has dissipated. only 7% are in unions in the work force the power of unions has withered and the negotiating power of workers has diminished compared to their employers capital and that, of course, has been reflected in wages. that's basic economics. >> it is also politics, eliot. because as the percentage of workers and unions have declined unions themselves have had less political clout to do things in washington to get things done on behalf of average working people. so, for example as globalization and technological change has affected the structure of the
Dec 13, 2012 2:00am PST
in their background that should be disclosed. even when sheldon adelson gave all this money to newt gringrich, he at least did it through a super pac so you knew he was giving money to newt gringrich, and you could make an assessment. >> eliot: has the irs indicated they're interested in this? like the sec and other areas of your jurisdiction, you pushed the fed, the irs could do much more, do you think they will? >> they have not. i think they will. i think they may need some encouragement from other federal actors, but they are--they really have not dealt in this area. they have not ruled on the definition of how much they are allowed to spend. we're going to close the gap in new york and hopefully they will close it. >> eliot: my guess they will be pressured, and the white house will look at them and say this is not a partisan thing. this is a matter of what not for profits are not supposed to do. get off your whatever, and irs should do it. eric schneiderman, thank you. this will shed light in the darkest corners of our political arenas. [ female announcer ] what would you call an o
Dec 3, 2012 8:00pm PST
hearing from our viewers. many are responding to sheldon adelson. addelson thought he was betting on a sure thing but a rigged game, but the people called the odds and won. and daniel tweets, he doesn't think adelson wasted his money because stimulus is good. keep sharing your thoughts on facebook and twitter. >>> coming up, as world leaders pile on praise for outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton, speculation just brews about a 2016 campaign. i'll ask michael tomasky if a presidential run is in her future. and what does it mean for the dems? pretty heavy lifting for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. [ male announcer ] marie callender's puts everything you've grown to love about sunday dinner into each of her pot pies. tender white meat chicken and vegetables in a crust made from scratch. marie callender's. it's time to savor. in a crust made from scratch. when you take a closer look... the best schools in the world... see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subject
Dec 31, 2012 8:00am PST
-ryan ticket? >> no comment. >> we are trying to follow karl rove and sheldon adelson as they are going down here. mr. adelson, how much mon are you going to spend on the election? >> i did not touch her. she ran back into me. she just grabbed our camera. >> i know you were against the war in iraq, that is ok -- but you thought the war in afghanistan was -- was ok -- you thought that was worth doing. we did not check with the russians to see how they did there for 10 years. [laughter] but we did it. it was -- you know -- it was something -- to be thought about. >> when david koch sat down last night as a member of the u.s. delegation, i went over to ask a question. >> do you think unchecked concentration of wealth will undermine democracy? >> i could not quite hear you. i am deaf in one ear. >> we are not doing any interviews. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. [laughter] [applause] and to heal the planet. [laughter] my promise is to help you and your family. >> one of the first acts of civil disobedience at the democratic national convention took place on t
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
, politico reports governor brewer has met with casino magnate sheldon adelson amid talks she may run for president, yes, in 2016. stop laughing. he was such a big help to mitt romney, i suppose jan brewer might be the right logical choice next. after all, he's only spent, what was it? $150 million on this election? john? >> go ahead, john. >> go ahead, ana marie. i'm dumbfounded by the fact -- >> you're speechless? >> i'm speechless. >> why? >> jan brewer, presidential timber. are you out of your mind? there's no way. i mean -- >> i say jan brewer 2016. ana marie cox and jonathan capehart. thank you so much. >>> next, is this the week the president picks susan rice as his next secretary of state or has he preferred someone else? stay with us. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, stay with us. but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
is considering her next political move. politico reports she met with billionaire republican fund-raiser sheldon adelson. the speaker strips four house republicans from their committee s seats for not being, quote, team players. what does that mean. the first read team digs into it. we have mark murray up for you. a bipartisan group of govers say the sooner it's resolved the better off the states will be. the two governors will join me, one a republican. there's a new report president obama is considering. vogue editor anna winteror to be the next u.s. ambassador to the uk or france. do you believe that report? it's our gut check. be sure to check out our "news nation" tumblr page. you'll see behind the scene pictures and we got this picture of wynton march sal less yesterday in the house. [ female announcer ] a classic meatloaf recipe from stouffer's starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. yeah, the cisco ucsc ser
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm EST
piece of that dividend. the king of all dividends this quarter, sheldon adelson, he gets $1.2 billion from that sands corps dividend. his tax savings alone could be more than $340 million. of course, as tyler mentioned, all shareholders benefit from dividends, many of the ceos and owners reduced themselves from these dividend votes but the companies tend to have higher insider ownership. the average inside ownership for these dividend payers is around 27% that's much higher than the overall average of 7%. yes, tyler, good for shareholders but even better for the large shareholders. back to you. >> this, of course, all driven by the tax hike. you got to say those people who say taxes really don't make that much difference, it does change behavior. >> absolutely s seeing the market, not just in these dividend bus people selling stocks. >> houses. >> selling houses. >> businesses. >> george lucas saving up to $200 million selling his company. so, you know, yes, we are seeing all that income going into 2012. that means the tax nan 2013 is going to get a lot less than they really expect. w
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
three governors talking to sheldon adelson who said he's going to give more money next cycle than this cycle. and you've got other people running out there setting themselves up right now. marco rubio, for instance, is setting himself up to run in 2016. >> well, in order to do that, yesterday he took a second crack at science, clarifying a statement that marco rubio -- >> i wish i could take a second crack. you keep me in the liberal arts building, i'm going to get an "a." and i could even drink as much as julia. >> oh, my lord. >> and still get an "a." this has got to end. but i'll tell you, when you and huey, i could get an "a," but you get me in science class or math class, ooh, ugly. >> rubio gave a very interesting answer to "gq" last month when asked about the age of the earth. and he took some grief for it because he said, in part, that he was not qualified to answer the question. >> actually, he said, i'm not a scientist. >> calling it "one of life's great mysteries." at a "politico" breakfast yesterday, mike allen gave the senator a chance to explain that answer. >> so ho
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
-time spending couldn't help donors like sheldon adelson get their way and might have worked against them. the conclusion was wow did he waste his money. or is it sheldon freud? >> was that written there? oh, that's funny. >> stephanie: misplace and dangerous and influenced by corporations still accounts for a lot in our electoral process. citizens united still needs an antidote. it is just a watch out for the next cycle. the larger influence is the ability to buy influence over government policies and that's operating in full force regardless of the outcome of particular races. so yeah, another example of why the supreme court is so important. all right. in the guess what, obama is going to begin an all-out drive for comprehensive immigration reform in january. >> yeah. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> stephanie: why? because he won 72% of the hispanic vote and republicans suddenly magically have -- [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] i'm sure for all of the right reasons, it comes right from the heart as it generally does fo
Dec 25, 2012 7:00am EST
sheldon adelson is well known in american politics. he is a casino magnate and he was not known to most people. when he put so much money into the new gingrich effort and then into the matter on the effort -- -- into the mitt romney effort and he did not win in either case and he was not alone. there were other people. both sides spent more than $1 billion. can you imagine? we are in the middle of a fiscal crisis and on the political campaign, this or reaffirmed the status quo with republicans in charge of the house and democrats in charge of the senate and obama as president -- we spent $2 billion? really? did we simply boost local television advertising rates? i don't know but it is a good question. what does all this money by you? host: a story i saw a said he would do it again. he insinuated that he was inclined to do it again. guest: i guess he will double down. he is a guy who wants a return on his dollar and is trying to influence things. his big interests seems to be u.s. relations with israel. do i think he shifted or help to ed. i don't think he helped. host: independent line,
Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
: makes sense to me. it's the whole idea that people like, you know, donald trump and sheldon adelson and the koch brothers are the job creators right? it's total nonsense. all they do with that money, that extra tax cut they get is they squirrel it away buy another vacation house or another yacht or another corporate jet. it's not going into creating jobs or investing in america. >> why don't we call their bluff? >> bill: well, you know, we are trying to this morning, here, rachel. some others are, too. but here is with a i would say. i wish president obama would do what we are doing this morning and call out john boehner and just identify him as the villain because he is. he is the guy. he is the one guy. it's already passed the senate, the tax cut for 98% of americans has passed the senate. as much as we would like to blame mitch mcconnell and john boehner, it's out of mcconnell's hand. john boehner is the one standing in the way of putting that tax cut for the 98% up for a vote. why? because he is protecting his -- the only people he cares about is
Dec 4, 2012 3:00am PST
and i'm very grateful for that. >> bill: we learned yesterday that sheldon adelson from las vegas spent more than $100 million -- $150 million -- >> that's the number. >> bill: he lost about every state that he was in including yours. the super pacs, what was the total? >> outside groups against me spent $40 million. they spent $30 million on tv and another $10 million on radio. billboards, direct mail and paid phone banking and paid canvassers. that's the last $10 million is a rougher estimate. we know the $30 million on television. unfortunately, it is unlimited in maybe ways. my fear is they're going to go arrive legislative races and where somebody can't fight back, we can fight back. i'm incumbent senator. i had a lot of help around the country. it was a visible race. we had a good grassroots effort. that meant two or three points both for the president and for me, i think. and in ohio, it was -- we're seeing job growth. we went from over 10.5% unemployment around the time of the auto rescue taking hol
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
for sheldon adelson to go. >> got to be two people. who is the other person? >> that ding-bat wife of his. but then you've got the koch brothers. >> yeah, two. >> charles and david. >> that's two. >> yeah. >> donald trump and yvona. no longer -- >> can't keep track. >> whoever the latest bimbo is. >> on twitter to pay. >> the meanie on the hill, cranley woman from north carolina blew up a the a stamp for writing on a -- riding on a members-only capitol. the congresswoman, virginia fox berated -- >> nuts. >> yeah. >> berated an unknown stamp of another member, asking if she could read the sign that said "members only." the signed said for members only during votes. there was no vote happening at the time. the congresswoman would not let it go. here? released a statement saying, the incident was blown out of proportion. >> by the way, this reminds me that the house, a couple of days ago passed legislation removing the word "lunatic." right? from basically the english did did -- from any laws dealing with people who are mentally disabled. and i understand that
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
and bain capital will get a big piece of the dividends. the king of all dividends is sheldon adelson who gets $1.2 billion from sands corp dividend and his tax savings alone could be $340 million. all shareholders benefit from dividends and many of the owners and ceos have recused themselves from the dividend votes, but these companies tend to have higher insider ownership. the average insider ownership of these dividenders is around 27%. it all shows that just the threat of higher taxes is causing companies and people to take next year's income today when they can. >> yeah. it's interesting. we were talking about that a little earlier, robert, just the idea that you see these big gains that the ceos and some of the top shareholders are getting and you think, okay, maybe they're doing it for themselves but at the same time you want the shareholders interest to be aligned with the top management. >> this was the status quo. this was the tax rate that they have been paying on the dividends for the last however many years. it almost looks like they're doing something, you know, untoward by
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
potential $100 million. and bain capital will get a piece of that and king of dividends is sheldon adelson. his tax savings on the dividend alone could be more than $340 million. all shareholders benefit from dividends and many of the ceos and owners recuse themselves from the dividend votes but these companies tend to have higher insider ownership. average inside ownership for dividend payers is around 27%. the average for the market as a whole around 7%. it all shows that if you can take next year's income today, you can also beat the tax man. simon? >> i mean, the question remains the degree to which you are harming the businesses by forcing cash out of them now. there are companies that are borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars. leveraging up the company in order to shoot that money out. that may be tax efficient in the short run. when interest rates rise further down the line or if the economy suffers, that may not be in the best interest of the business, robert. >> that's absolutely true. you put your finger on it. it's where the companies are borrowing to fund these dividends wh
Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
sugar daddy, sheldon adelson, who broke a record this year, the casino owner who gave $100 million to the republican side of the ledger this time. he told me in an interview a few months ago that he plans to continue playing in republican politics. you've got the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, the virginia governor, bob mcdonald, ohio governor john kasich all dropping by to talk to mr. adelson. ken vogel on politico's site has told adelson and friends he's looking for someone to run with executive experience. that's intriguing. that suggested he might be looking beyond paul ryan, beyond marco rubio to one of these governors. it's also happening on the democratic side, martin o'malley, one of the candidates who for sure wants to run is having a fund-raiser here in chevy chase, maryland, today. then he's going to be out in los angeles this week talking to big funders. another possible democrat, andrew cuomo, your governor there in new york, to be here in d.c. today talking to new york members and senators. >> never too soon to get started on 2016. mike allen with a look at the "pl
Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. >>> we love hearing from our viewers. many are responding to sheldon aide l son. a rigged game, but the people called the odds and won. and daniel tweets, he doesn't think adelson wasted his money because stimulus is good. keep sharing your thoughts on facebook and twitter. >>> coming up, as world leaders pile on praise for outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton, speculation just brews about a 2016 campaign. i'll ask michael tomasky if a presidential run is in her future. >>> i asked you whose plan to avoid the fiscal cliff is better for the middle class? 98% democrats. 2% say republicans. >>> coming up a farewell video for hillary clinton. the the video is awesome. "the daily beast" michael tomasky will tell us if hillary clinton has something in mind for 2016. >>> hillary clinton possible run for president in 2016? this video could save her a lot of production costs. before clinton's speech at this year's forum for middle east policy, this farewell video was played as her introduction. >> what makes hillary clinton is her strength, toughness, ve
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